Carrboro demographics profile

StatisticCarrboroNorth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)3,24118191
Median age31.138.337.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)45%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1858%43%43%
Speak English79%89%79%
Speak Spanish10%7%13%
Carrboro, NC has a population of 20,867 and is the 2,075th largest city in the United States. The population density is 3,241 per sq mi which is 1690% higher than the North Carolina average and 3477% higher than the national average. The median age in Carrboro is 31 which is approximately 19% lower than the North Carolina average of 38. In Carrboro, 45% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 79% speak English and 10% speak Spanish. 31% of Carrboro residents were born in North Carolina, 50% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 17% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Carrboro is 1690% higher than North Carolina.
  • The median age in Carrboro is 19% lower than North Carolina.
  • In Carrboro 72.22% of the population is White.
  • In Carrboro 8.54% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Carrboro 10.46% of the population is Asian.

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Carrboro population breakdown by race

RaceCarrboroNorth CarolinaNational
Black or African American8.54%21.50%12.63%
American Indian0.25%1.18%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.07%0.07%0.18%
Mixed race4.68%2.45%3.06%
Other race3.78%3.01%4.75%
In Carrboro, 11.4% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Carrboro, NC demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).